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March 31, 2010, 3:03 pm
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Metropolis Suites II and III are finished, and they’re going to be coming out together as a whole album. The name of this particular piece of work is “The Ark Android“ and this release will drop on the 18th of May 2010. If you are not familiar with Janelle Monae I suggest you read Janelle Monae – The Chase II & III: The Ark Android. In this particular post I tell everybody about her and the fact that she seems to be nuts. But I have to say I stand corrected because after listening to the lyrics of her two most recent releases Tightrope  and Cold War…this “alien – girl” seems to know all about human nature.

Janelle Monae had the following to say about her upcoming release

It’s a self-realisation album. Basically Cindi from this moment realises her super powers and she realises the things that make her unique and she embraces them. She realises that she can be the one, sort of like Neo (from the Matrix), to change the android community. The Ark Android is also a mythical figure that went around for centuries and centuries, and it was said that when The Ark Android would come that it would lead the androids to freedom and they won’t be discriminated against, and some of the problems they’ve had for centuries would be erased.

I’m really excited for you guys to hear the music. We worked with the symphony orchestra, we went to Turkey and Prague and experimented with different sounds. I hope people really respect the musicianship. We put a lot of hard work into it, but we had a lot of fun.




February 11, 2010, 7:11 pm
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Yep Janelle Monáe’s got a new joint Tightrope is the first single from her forthcoming album, The ArchAndroid, due May 18 via Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy.  “Tightrope”, along with another new one called “Cold War”, will be available to purchase on Janelle’s site starting this Friday, February 12. Enough facts for now…I am warning you this on is a banger!!  Enjoy

Janelle Monae – Tightrope feat. Big Boi